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None 7 1.59%
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For what format(s) do you still use film for?
Old 02-28-2013   #1
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For what format(s) do you still use film for?

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Old 02-28-2013   #2
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35mm and medium format, with 4x5 in the pipeline.
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Old 02-28-2013   #3
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4X5, medium format, 35mm.

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Old 02-28-2013   #4
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135 and 120, with a smattering of 5x4 - and the slightest hint of 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 packfilm.
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Old 02-28-2013   #5
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I just shoot 35mm these days.

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Old 02-28-2013   #6
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primarily 35 and 4x5 but 120 when I have a camera around that shoots it.
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Old 02-28-2013   #7
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4x5 and medium format, but moving to just 4x5 for film
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Old 02-28-2013   #8
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35mm for B&W only, 645 for B&W + slides. I use both formats regularly but find I like using medium format more these days.

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Old 02-28-2013   #9
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35mm more these days, but I also use 120 quite often.
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Old 02-28-2013   #10
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35mm and 120, and soon some Minox fikm (as soon as I get a slitter organized for it!)>
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Old 02-28-2013   #11
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All as I don't have a digital camera. But all I shoot is medium format. Will be getting another 4x5 soon. Never had an eye for 35mm
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Old 02-28-2013   #12
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Also, for me, it's not really "still" using film, as I came to film from digital. For me it was how long I "still" used digital for, and finally gave it up last year.
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135 and 120.
Don't have the energy or patience (or cameras!) for sheet film anymore.
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35mm and a bit of 120 now and then.
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Old 02-28-2013   #15
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35mm and medium format, with 4x5 in the pipeline.
The same here.
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Old 02-28-2013   #16
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135; 120 and 5x7 (13x18cm to be precise)
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Old 02-28-2013   #17
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35mm and 120.
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Old 02-28-2013   #18
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Hi,

Where do I mention my beautiful Contax Tix that takes APS film?

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Old 02-28-2013   #19
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135 and recently got into 120 I am very happy with the results.
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Old 02-28-2013   #20
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35mm, 6x6cm, Minox 8x11mm

I have APS cameras and film too, but I haven't shot any in a long time.
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Old 02-28-2013   #21
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Thanks for all the great responses. Interesting to read, but pretty expected.

I, myself, have given up on 35mm film and only shoot 120 now alongside digital. I discovered that I could mimic the output of 35mm pretty easily (to my liking) with my DSLR and X100 without the added frustration and cost of developing/scanning/etc.

However, I can't mimic my amazing Pentax 67 or Rollei with digital...and therefore will continue to shoot it. This is primarily due to the depth of field effects of medium format.

Anyway, just interesting. And of course my observation above is only to my own experience and taste...definitely doesn't apply to everyone!
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Old 02-28-2013   #22
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gave up digital a couple of years ago. My formats of choice are 35mm and 6x6 (BW, c-41, e6)
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Old 02-28-2013   #23
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I use 35mm, 120, and 4x5. I want to give up 35mm, because digital is so good, but I love to use the cameras. I love the square so most of my stuff these days is 120. I have a Crown Graphic that I take out maybe once a year. Quite a different experience.

What I like about film is the risk involved. One little screw up can wreck your day! Keeps you involved.
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Old 02-28-2013   #24
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I use film for all my B&W, so that's 35mm through 11x14".
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Old 02-28-2013   #25
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35mm (for now) and 4x5" (for as long as I can get the film).

I used to shoot 6x4.5cm (Mamiya 645E and Fuji GA645zi) and I scanned it on my Nikon CS9000. I then got a Fuji XE-1 and the files from that compete with my scans of my medium format film well enough that I sold the two 6x4.5 cameras and lenses, all of which went to get a new lens for the XE-1. I keep my Leica M6TTL because I can't quite afford an M-M yet, and I still enjoy the process of using a real rangefinder more than adapting the lenses for the XE-1. I could sell the Nikon scanner, M6, and some other things to get me at least halfway to the cost of the M-M, and I probably will eventually, but that's a big chunk of change.
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Old 02-28-2013   #26
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Mostly 120 and some 35. I use 645, 6x9, 6x6 and 6x7. I prefer medium format primarily for it's tonality.
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Old 02-28-2013   #27
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Lately, it goes in this order...120, 35mm then 4x5...
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4x5 Most frequently, followed by 35mm and 120mm... Then again, my Rollei needs repairs.
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Old 02-28-2013   #29
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120 the most..
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Ps.. All b&w films so I can do my own development.

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Old 02-28-2013   #30
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35 the most but with a smattering of Texas Leica 6X9.
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Old 02-28-2013   #31
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35mm and Medium format. The 120 film is mostly shot 6x6, but I occasionally get out my old mamiya 645 too.
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Old 02-28-2013   #32
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Like some others, I started off digital and moved largely to film, currently a mix of 120 and 35mm. Maybe 4x5 B&W one day. I still like 35mm digital and small digital for occasional outings when I want ISO6400 or my wife wants super quick results.
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Mostly 120/220 and 135 film, will wander back to 4x5 soon I hope.
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Old 02-28-2013   #34
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4x5, 120 and 35mm. I use film for most of the work I do for myself. I have a Canon 5DII as a digital camera which I use for jobs.
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Old 02-28-2013   #35
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from 35mm to 810
120 is No.1
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Old 02-28-2013   #36
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More sheet film than I would have guessed!!
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Old 02-28-2013   #37
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I voted for all types, although I don't actually shoot 8x10. I DO shoot 5x7 though, decidedly bigger than 4x5!
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I need an "all of the above" button also.......

I just decided to try out 4X5 and got kitted up with a Graflex View II with a couple of lenses, film holders etc. at a non-bank breaking cost. So 35mm, MF and now LF.
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You need to add 5x7.
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Old 02-28-2013   #40
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I shoot 120 in a 6x4.5 Bronica RF645. I started shoot film only a few years ago, bought and sold a lot of 35mm gear until I got tired of how difficult it was for me to produce a clean negative. Medium format is so much easier to work with, but the cameras are also a lot bigger.

I may end up selling the RF645. My enthusiasm for photography diminishes a bit per day. It helps to compare similar photos taken with my Olympus xz1 and compare them to the bronicas negatives. There is just no comparison. Digit point and shoots have poor tonality range!
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